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MUSICAL BIRTHDAY NOTES – October 23rd

Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovicsinger/songwriter/musician/parodist – 1959

Dwight Yoakam multiple award winning singer/songwriter/musician/actor/film director – known for his edgy honky-tonk roots country sound – hits include – Fast As You – Guitars, Cadillacs – Ain’t That Lonely Yet – 1956

Jimmy Waynecountry singer/songwriter – hits include – Do You Believe Me Now – 1972

Dianne ReevesGrammy winning jazz singer – 1956

Freddie Marsden – drummer – Gerry & The Pacemakers – 1940

Wurzel (Michael Burston) – rock guitarist – Motorhead – (1949 – 7/9/2011)

Milford Dollioleconsidered a pioneer jazz drummer – (10/23/1903 – 5/3/1994)

Charlie FoxxR&B-soul singer/guitar – performed as a duo with his sister Inez Foxx – best known for – Mockingbird – (10/23/1939 – 9/18/1998)

Greg Ridley – rock bassist/guitar/vocals – founding member of Humble PieSpooky Tooth – (10/23/1947 – 11/19/2003)

Ellie Greenwichpop-rock songwriter/singer/record producer – (10/23/1940 – 8/26/2009)

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    On 2 June 1989 Bill Wyman married 18-year-old Mandy Smith whom he had been dating since she was 13. In 1993, while Wyman was still married to Smith, Stephen, his son from his first marriage, became engaged to Smith's mother.

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    In 1993 Wilson Pickett was sentenced to one year in jail after being found guilty of drink driving.

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RSS They Said It…

  • Quote of the Day
    "I think rock and roll is media manipulation and exploitation and corruptness and bullshit." Sex Pistol, John Lydon, 1980.
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